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the storm hits, they will need help clearing those drains, obviously. the city is looking for volunteers to pitch in to get that job done. now, crews in the north bay are also getting ready for the storms.abc7 news abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live from a sandbaga. folks there have needed the sandbags many times before. >> absolutely, dan. sandbag stations are open across the north bay tonight. and i have to tell you, not much sand left at this one here in san anselmo. people have been here all day getting ready for the rain. >> renee is not taking chances. he is filling sandbags. >> we are at the bought m to of the hill in san rafael. it comes down the hill hard. just taking precautions and got a little flooded last year. >> san anselmo is one of many cities providing the do it yourself sandbag station. joy this is our high water mark and -- >> this is our high water mark and in the store it was four and a half feet high. and it was not just water. it was mud. >> marty is uneasy about the approaching storms. in 2005 she lost everything in her downtown sannen sal mow store. -- s
things piling up , you will have to go to the city and let them know there is a problem before it becomes critical. in this case it was a little late. >> back live and you can see they are excavating the chunks of pavement that collapsed into the hole. the city will be out here assessing the damage before they get to work replacing the entire culvert. again, the city manager says it could take quite some time. reporting live in lafayette, alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. >>> a portion of highway 1 flooded stranding cars. they were over the scene as the rescue truck pulled away. we caught up with one of the drivers, and she told us she was driving through the flood just fine until something happened. >> a truck came by and just completely washed me over. a huge wave of water came over the car and i couldn't see a thing and the car died. >> some nice people pulled kate's car to high ground and helped her get it started again. the water has receded enough to not pose a threat to drivers. >>> peter sent us this picture this morning via you report. he says some good samaritans rescued the dr
into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused some problems around town near
either. heather ishimaru is live in daly city where the flooding is a worry there as well. heather? >> reporter: dan, this is the daly city vet that was inundated by mud a couple weeks ago. here the slide covered the road. down on highway 1 cal trans is worried about the road itself sliding away. the coast can be as beautiful as it is treacherous. heavy rains called forecloser than usual monitoring -- for closer than usual monitoring of highway 1 that is prone to rock slides and worse. in 1995 and in 2006 the hillside separated from itself and it headed for the water below calling months long closures. the locals know rain can take away their north-south route between pacifica and monterra. >> i have seen that through earthquakes and i have seen it be closed for a year. i have seen everybody get rerouted up thine 2 and down 280. it wouldn't be the first time it has happened. >> cal trans is thinking about cleaning out the storm drain. a superintendent drives the highway every day for a visual inspection. and their electronic monitors are alarm sounds in oaknd la. he commutes every
. around the san francisco area lighter rainfall out towards daly city. san bruno taking you did you know to street level here. geneva avenue. third street out to 280. in the east bay you will notice the aerial coverage or the coverage of the rain is beginning to increase. so in the east bay at oakland we see some light rain right now. alameda. head out towards the inland valley. walnut creek pleasant hill south bay getting very spotty showers current wind speeds. 47 miles an hour gust at novato. sfo gusting to 44 and it's only going to get worse. here's the timing of it. tonight we have the heavy rain in the north bay. watch what happens at 2:00 a.m. it's still focus in the north bay. 4 a.m. slow moving could see thunder. stronger winds coming and really it continues with the east bay and south bay getting pounded 8 to continue. r am. after noon is when we start to see a reprieve but another storm will follow significant rainfall totals coming. we have flash flood watches. wind advisory high surf advisory back with all the details in a few minutes. >> all right sandhya th
is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you u >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was threatened, beaten and forced to do repair work for several hours. it started yesterday morning at a home on called well court and ended at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's where abc7 news reporter john alston is live. john, a wild story. >>
's because the city has an excellent storm drainage system. they are seeing a dramatic change in the river levels. >> by sunday into monday it will be up to here. the flood stage or the expectations at gernville is 32 feet. >> bill hutchinson whose trailer sits on the russian river says he has watched the river rise 17 feet since this morning. he is packing up and heading for higher ground tomorrow. >> it is not worth it. fortunately my little house has wheels on. it. >> even the creatures are headed for high ground. west of santa rosa, several low-lying back roads are flooded, and it only took a foot of water to stallthis car.t this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the mall. >> samuel saw the flood signs and he started to cross. >> once we got to the water we saw the smoke coming out and he turned the car back off and on. we will open the doors and the water just came in. >> everybody just thinks they can come through it and they don't make. it. >> nicholas williams says he pulled three cars out of this flooded part of the station. >> when they do that to the car what happ
of the accident a transformer blew at the van ness muni station shutting down all subway service to the city and sent immune nye chaos and stranded thousands of passengers who didn't know what was happening. >> been here grave minutes. very painful. >>reporter: how are you feeling about this whole thing. >> very upset. it's sad what happened to the lady but very upsetting that i'm not home yet. >>reporter: bus shuttle activated but riders say those were few and far between. and totally packed with riders. >> i'm trying to figure out how to get home now frustrating. they said they'll have shuttle out i don't know what that means. >>reporter: muni told passengers to be patient. >> there's significant dray throughout the subway because nothing is running. there is no power. we are working to fix it as soon as possible. >>reporter: muni says the blown transformer possibly blamed on this weekend storm. it's working to restore power to the subway train and hopes to restore all the trains by the morning commute. meantime the victim who was struck by a trolley train is in critical condition
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